Originally Posted by TboneZX3
I'm in the habit of leaving the switch on auto, but I usually end up switching them on manually due to the poor sensitivity of the system. So, basically I use the "auto" position as "off". This reduces the possibility of me driving off into the night on well-lit streets without the headlights on.
I'm pretty much the same way. One time I accidentally set them to off instead of auto. I went somewhere once it was dark and was driving with no headlights for a minute.